The School has cooperated with leading arts schools and institutes around the world to promote academic and performance exchanges. Not only does the School perform overseas, but also outstanding theatre companies or schools are invited to perform in K-Arts. Special lectures and master classes are provided on various themes related to its curriculum. In particular, the School strives to attract excellent professionals from other nations as faculty member. In addition, it focuses on the promotion of overseas training programs in leading educational institutions and organizations abroad.
The students participated in international theatre festivals in Slovakia and Belgium to promote cultural exchanges with other students from different cultural backgrounds. The Department of Stage Design joins Prague Quadrennial, an international theatre design or scenic design exhibition that is held every 4 years. In 1999 when the Department took part in the event for the first time, it won a UNESCO prize. In 2006, the School and the Berlin University of the Arts jointly held a stage design exhibition. A workshop and an exhibition were co-hosted by the School and the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) in 2007.
Outstanding theatrical works produced by "Dolgoji", a theatrical company under the School, are performed overseas with an aim to: promote quality Korean theatre worldwide; help participating students have global perspectives through their overseas performance experience; and give them a stimulus for creativity.
Participation in the 7th Realistic Drama Festival, Yekaterinburg, Russia (9.9-9.17, 2003)
Performance in Paris, France (9.10-9.27, 2004)
Korea-UK Theatre in Education (TIE) Project at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the UK (9.15-10.23, 2005)
Korea-Australia Project at Arko Arts Theatre, Seoul, Korea (10.13-10.16, 2005)
Cooperative work and division of work should be in harmony for performances. The School helps students to learn thoroughly the whole process of theatrical performances and be fully trained. The performance committee of the School makes all the rules related to the performances and serves as supervisor to closely relate the performances to the curriculum. The performances are divided into six categories
In 1998, the Department of Playwriting came up with the idea of "New Play Festival", a play exhibition or market in which new kinds of plays meet directors and producers. In cooperation with the National Theater of Korea since 2001, the festival has positioned itself as an event for the theatre industry. The School and Korea Theater Directors Association started to co-organize the event in 2006, Since then, it has served as an opportunity for participants to check whether the plays presented in the festival are suitable to be put on the stage or not.
The goal of this annual program by the Department of Acting is to establish a "Korean speech style", one of the issues of the industry. In-depth discussions are made on the studies of vocal organs, vocal music, pansori, and speech on the stage.
In each semester, four to five master classes are held on an irregular basis. The classes are mainly in the form of workshops in which students learn the movement of mime, sports dance and Beijing opera. When leading theatrical companies from other nations visit Korea, the School invites them to provide students with lectures on their acting techniques and training.
Professional evaluation on all theatrical performances by its students is carried in the areas of directing, playwriting, acting, and stage design. About 40 performances in total consist of regular (repertoire, production project, and graduation work) and irregular (Irregular Performance, and Dolgoji Creation Incubator) ones.
This intensive five-hour-a-day course is offered during summer vacation. It is designed to help students play skillfully samul-nori instruments, such as Korean drum, janggu, and gongs.